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Chopin Manuscript based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
I get the audio books to listen on my drive to and from work. This is bad because I want to stay in the car and listen longer. I liked all the characters because you didn't know who to trust. With so many authors, each writing one chapter, the plot can go anywhere.
Mixed feelings about this book written by 15 (!) well-known thriller writers. The thriller part is quite good, with almost non-stop action in at least 4 different countries, a lot of unpredictable twists and turns, it¿s a real page turner.
However, the main idea behind the plot is somewhat weak and confusing. It is too far-fetched to be enjoyed by a serious reader of international thrillers. Also, the author(s) made a complete mess of the whole Serbian-Albanian connection, with bad selection of Slavic charachers¿ names, including Polish ones (how hard is it for a writer in the age of the Internet to conduct a quick research on foreign names?) and other mistakes that are obvious especially to readers who know European culture and history.
What I really enjoyed was the narration by Alfred Molina (yes, it was an audiobook, unabridged). He is a great professional, with excellent command of the English language and appropriate use of light foreign accents (unlike most other narrators with their bad amateurish heavy accents they learn from cheap Hollywood movies). So, I will definitely be looking for another audiobook read by Mr. Molina.